Provided herein are solid fuels including a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, the solid-fuel being substantially water-resistant. Also provided herein is a method for producing a water-resistant solid fuel comprising a combustible material coated with an organic material or plastic, said method including steps of: providing a solution including the organic material or plastic in a solvent; applying the solution to the combustible material; and evaporating the solvent; thereby providing the water-resistant solid fuel including the combustible material coated with the organic material or plastic. The combustible material may include, for example, plant-based material, torrified wood pellets, ground wood, or coal fines. The organic material or plastic may include, for example, styrofoam or Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
Application number: PCT/CA2020/050470 (filed April 9, 2020)
Inventor(s): McRae, Glenn A; Mackintosh, Alexis F; Basu, Onita D; Seatter, Geoffrey.
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